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>> axelrod: tonight, fireworks in the sky, caution on the ground. america celebrates its independence in a blanket of security. in the drought-stricken west there's an added worry that fireworks could lead to fire. donald trump doubles down on his criticism of mexican immigrants as more sponsors cut their ties. and seeing iphone-- how the visually impaired get a new view of the world. >> it is curry rice. >> excellent. thank you! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod with a western edition of the broadcast. in so many ways, america's celebration of its 239th
birthday looks like any other 4th of july so far. there are parades in towns and cities across the country; watermelon eating contests like this one in davie, florida; and celebrations of the nation's liberty. but the signs are also plain to see that this 4th is marked by heightened concern about a possible terror attack. while the intelligence community has not pointed to any specific credible threats, the many gatherings on this holiday packed with national symbolism have police on high alert. here's david begnaud. >> reporter: in new york city tonight, law enforcement is sending out a united message: if you dare to do harm, we're ready for you. >> we need to be here tonight. >> reporter: n.y.p.d. commissioner bill bratton says the department is worried about lone wolf attacks. >> well, we have... we have increasing concerns, as you are aware, over the last several months, of the inspired threat
that isis is constantly trying to encourage. so, it's not so much what we know that concerns us but what we might not know. >> reporter: canines and heavily armed officers are visible with many more under cover, some with devices that can detect dirty bombs. the n.y.p.d. is also monitoring thousands of security cameras. steve jazinsky from australia says the threats are not a deterrent. >> you can't let warnings like that stop from you doing... living your life. you've got to keep living. if you stop seeing things like the fireworks tonight, then the terrorists have won. so, we think you just got to keep doing it. >> reporter: in washington d.c., 18,000 feet of chain link fence surrounds the national mall. some 700,000 people will be screened before they can find a spot to watch the fireworks. in chicago, police officers are working 12-hour shifts to guard a concert, baseball games and fireworks. sean henry is a former executive assistant director at the f.b.i. >> and the f.b.i. and local law enforcement do not have the
resources to keep these people under 24-hour surveillance. so, essentially, what you have is this tinder box, a perfect storm, if you will, where there's this great concern because we know the threat's there, there are people who have an interest in harming americans, but there's not all the resources to keep them in check. >> reporter: the n.y.p.d. police commissioner says the 7,000 police personnel on duty will remain on duty throughout the weekend. jim? >> axelrod: david begnaud in lower manhattan. david, thank you. in drought-stricken california firefighters are also on high alert tonight. fireworks last year sparked 300 fires. carter evans looks at the bigger concern this year. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: the spectacular professional fireworks shows are not what concerns southern california firefighters; it's this-- illegal fireworks launched from backyards. they're prevalent and worrisome to orange county fire captain steve hurdle.
>> it's really the biggest day of the year for firefighters. it's when we're most on our guard. >> reporter: when you look at this brush, how quickly could something like this light on fire? >> instantaneously. the aerials that go up and fall out, they're still hot. they still have that hot ember and who knows where they will land? they could land anywhere in any type or form of brush. >> reporter: that danger has caused several cities in the west to impose emergency bans on fireworks after recent wildfires destroyed dozens of homes. but in the city of anaheim, so called "safe and sane" fireworks that don't launch into the air but still could spark a wildfire are now legal for the first time in three decades. have you seen how dry all the brush is around here? >> yes, it's terrible. >> reporter: jesus isres is planning to light his fireworks in a parking lot. >> you don't want to be the guy that starts a fire. you want to be the guy that has fun! >> reporter: susan rogers also plans to keep it safe. does it concern you that other people might not be so safe? >> sure, there's always people
that are going to break the laws and act like idiots, but you hope for the best. >> reporter: so are firefighters, who can hardly wait for the 5th of july. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> axelrod: the fireworks got off to an early and dangerous start outside denver. >> my god! my god! >> reporter: nine people are recovering after a bunch of shells were accidentally knocked over last night, sending them toward the crowd rather than up in the air. surprisingly, no one was seriously hurt. with its banks set to run out of money on monday, greece is just hours away from a crucial vote about its financial future. holly williams is in athens tonight. >> reporter: the banks are closed and withdrawals at cash machines are limited to just under $60 a day. as greece stares bankruptcy in the face, its people will vote tomorrow in a referendum.
the answer is a simple yes or no. the problem is that greeks can't agree what the question is. the government here says it's asking greeks whether to accept the terms demanded by foreign creditors in return for an extended financial bailout. those terms include steep tax hikes, slashing pensions and public spending cuts. greece's radical left wing prime minister, alexis tsipras, has urged his people to vote no. he broke off talks with the creditors last week, saying their strict conditions amount to blackmail. but greece's international creditors say their offer has now expired. if greeks vote no, the country could be forced to leave the single european currency and start printing its own money. greece has already been bailed out twice in the last five
years, with loans of over $250 billion. but its economy has never recovered from the financial crisis of 2008 and unemployment is now at over 25%. at this rally for those who plan to vote yes, many believe that leaving the euro would turn a bad situation into a catastrophe. "i'm here because i'm european," said ioannis tziveris. "where else am i supposed to go?" the polls show that greeks are divided right down the middle on the referendum, with around 10% still undecided. greece is a tiny country of just 11 million people, jim, but if it does leave the single european currency, that would trigger financial losses around the world. >> axelrod: holly williams covering for us tonight in athens. holly, thank you very much. there are strong signs tonight
of a breakthrough in the nuclear negotiations with iran over one of the most contested issues: sanctions. margaret brennan is traveling with secretary of state john kerry in vienna, austria. margaret, when we say "strong signs of a breakthrough," what do we mean? >> reporter: well, jim, exactly when iran will get sanctions relief has been really one of the thorniest issues, and there's now a proposed compromise. here is how it would work. instead of giving in to iran's demand for an immediate suspension of sanctions, that will instead happen over three stages. so, as iran starts to freeze its nuclear program, the u.s. and western powers will then peel back a set of the restrictions. but none of this is going to happen as quickly as the iranians had hope. >> axelrod: so, does this mean we are in any way close to a final deal? >> reporter: it looks like it. iran's top negotiator, javad zarif, issued an 11th-hour video appeal and said the two sides have never been closer, but then he also said the u.s. needs to
stop making demands. and that's likely a reference to the american stipulation that inspectors get access to all suspected sites, including military installations. but one iranian top diplomat told me that if the americans are willing to compromise on this, it could open the way for the u.s. and iran to work together on common threats including the fight against isis. >> axelrod: margaret brennan covering for us tonight in vienna. margaret, thank you. the u.s. women's soccer team will play for the world cup tomorrow in vancouver, meeting japan in the final. now, win or lose, it'll be the last world cup game for the national team's all-time goal scoring leader. but as jericka duncan reports, abby wambach's teammates plan to make it a win. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: no one in the world, male or female, has scored more international goals than abby wambach. but of the 183 goals, there is
one that pretty much defines her: the 2011 world cup, america down a goal to brazil and literally seconds away from an embarrassingly early exit. >> what a moment in time, an iconic moment to be part of. there were so many things that needed to be perfect for that brazil goal. some people thought we won the world cup in that game. >> the world cup to japan! >> reporter: but they didn't eventually losing in the final to japan, a loss that has fueled wambach's obsession to finally put a world cup title on her otherwise impeccable resume. ( cheers and applause ) have you had any visions about how this will end? >> if there was any year for us to win, this has to be the one right? it's the end for me when it comes to talking about world cups. and for me, i like storybook endings, as well. >> reporter: wambach, now 35 has been mostly a sub in this tournament, giving way to younger and faster players. but rather than fuss and fume,
she's embraced the role of mentor and motivator; she'll get right in her teammates' faces when needed. >> abby's a true leader. you know, when she has something to say, everyone listens. >> now we've got the momentum. >> reporter: what is one word would you use to describe her? >> i would say selfless. i think everything she does is... is for the team. >> reporter: wambach craves the cup and the storybook ending but surprisingly not for her. >> i want it to be a young player that's going to lead us into the next generation of many worlds cup championships and many gold medal championships. >> reporter: it will be a massive crowd for wambach's swan song. jim, more than 53,000 fans are expected to pack b.c. place stadium tomorrow night. >> axelrod: jerika duncan on the eve of the women's soccer world cup final in vancouver. jerika, thank you. presidential candidate donald trump faces a new backlash over his views on immigration, and a
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>> reporter: the comments have cost him. companies from nbc to macy's have dumped trump.s but trump isn't paying the price in the polls. the latest survey of republicans shows he is now in second place. republican strategists, however, worry trump is alienating latinos who the g.o.p. says will be vital to taking back the white house. >> we're going to win when we're hopeful and optimistic and big and broad rather than "grrrr," just angry all the time. >> reporter: jeb bush today dismissed trump's rhetoric. >> he's doing this to inflame and to incite and to draw attention, which seems to be the organizing principle of his campaign. >> reporter: former republican candidate mitt romney, who only got one in four hispanic voters in 2012, said trump's comments have hurt the party. >> i think he made a severe error in saying what he did about mexican-americans. >> reporter: so, apparently, did nascar, which just pulled its
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when he won the masters, he was wearing no fewer than 16 under armour logos. the up-and-coming sports apparel company took a chance and signed the now 21-year old golfer before he turned pro in 2013. eamon lynch, editor of golf.com, says that was the corporate equivalent of a hole-in-one. >> if you're the c.e.o. of a major brand looking at jordan spieth, you're seeing a talented, good looking all- american 21-year-old kid who's good to the fans, good to sponsors. >> reporter: after speith won the masters, under armour stock rose $3 a share, their first retail golf shoe sold out in record time, and golf-related sales are up 50% over last year. the baltimore-based company sponsors a number of big names including lindsey vonn, cam newton, tom brady and n.b.a. champion steph curry-- many of whom were also signed before they became stars. >> it's what i need to do... >> reporter: at 26, world number one player rory mcilroy has already won four majors. he is one of the biggest stars
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( laughs ) and when they're too challenging, we find someone else who can do it. ( laughs ) >> tell me, you know, up down... >> reporter: this app, called "be my eyes," changed everything for them... >> and what does it say? >> reporter: ...even sorting junk mail. now, the visually impaired can tap their phone and connect with a volunteer to see for them. >> we live in an apartment building, i mean, with cranky new yorkers here just like us. so, we don't go knocking on doors, "can you read this and can you read that?" very, very, very rarely. >> we are connecting people in more than 80 different languages. >> reporter: "be my eyes" creator hans jørgen wiberg spoke to us from his home in denmark. >> now, it is possible to do it because we have those iphones who can handle this type of video streaming. >> reporter: wiberg says there are currently about 20,000 users and over 230,000 volunteers, like brittany pearson of pittsburgh.
wiberg hopes to develop an android app to reach remote regions around the world. >> especially in poor countries, you can get an android for way cheaper than an iphone. >> hold one second while i open the app. >> reporter: back in harlem, lynette and maria are grateful for the help with dinner. >> each little step people make on our behalf, we totally appreciate. >> we do. >> hello! >> how are you? >> reporter: "be my eyes," another little step that's making a big difference for the visually impaired. kristine johnson, cbs news, new york. >> thank you! >> axelrod: and that's the "cbs evening news for tonight. later on cbs, "48 hours." for now, i'm jim axelrod in new york. and for all of us here at cbs news, thanks for joining us. happy holiday and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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